While this book was being dictated bearing the
message of youth and prolonged life, there came the assurance that
it would find a place in the thought of the world. It is
seed for thought which by falling in good ground will fulfill its
mission, but it is a message that cannot be read and then laid
aside. It must be made a part of daily thought. The
full benefit of this message will never be realized until all
nations grasp the fact that war is simply madness,
that the preparation for war and the war thought do more to
shorten life than all diseases of the earth. The war is
simply the highway of Nowhere; that the goal when reached by any
nation is not victory, but ultimate defeat and disaster.
The establishment of universal peace and
disarmament alone would increase the span of life from 5 to 10
years --not by lessened death rate, but from the fact that man had
been able to discern the truth that it was a crime to take
life. When the fact is seen that war is an illusion and
delusion, that it is a disease and plague, it will be conquered,
but not until then.
There is no death. That which lives always
has lived, always will live.
The separation of ten million souls from their
mortal body and sending them by wholesale to the next plane of
existence does not at once change these individuals. They
are filled with hate and, for a generation or more, influence the
thoughts of those on earth. They cannot see that peace is
the only way, any more than those left on earth can. Those
who have died on the battlefield stir up those left on
earth. They set in operation, influences that create tremendous
confusion, making all national and international problems almost
impossible of solution.
The discernment by the people of earth that
universal peace is the only way would at once at as a powerful
tonic, vitalizing all people, establishing hope and faith that
civilization had at last reached the desired haven of peace.
This alone would lengthen life, and the first great step would
have been taken to break the mesmerism of age and death.
To continue war preparation in this age of
development is to unloosen the furies of destruction. The
mind of man cannot contemplate what it means, for shortly the
inventive genius of the world will unlock from Nature secrets that
will make warfare ten times as destructive as it was in the last
war. If universal peace is at once established, there will
be no market for this kind of research, and these persons will
then turn their attention to constructive lines. The
terrible explosives and death-dealing appliances now almost
completed will remain locked in unexplored realms of thought,
where, for the good of mankind, they should remain. If they
are allowed to be discovered, they will have the power to destroy
nations in a few days' time.
The hour has struck; the parting of the ways has
been reached. Which will the Nations take? Will it be
the path of Universal Peace and Prosperity, or lasting world-wide
war preparation, stranding armies, debts unpayable and death for
millions, the destruction of civilization in less than a
There are recorded in this book two truths now
knocking at the portals of thought. The first is that it is
possible by constructive thought on the side of life and youth to
prolong life for years; second, that by establishing Universal
Peace at once, it is possible to save the people of the next
generation as well as existing governments from destruction.
These two messages are the greatest ever given to man in 2000
years. Will he overlook them as he did the message which was
given 2000 years ago of "Peace on earth, good will to
man?" Has war so blinded man that he must go on with
war, war preparations and destruction and wipe out in the next
twenty years the glorious progress recorded on history's
pages? If this message is not heeded, it would have been far
better if man had never advanced beyond the stone age for an
uncivilized savages is less harmful than a civilized one.